The ReadAskChat Data Portal
enables program managers to evaluate family engagement through multiple metrics—time spent reading the stories, use of the developmental conversation starters, and other engagement indicators. Aggregate data is useful for monitoring and reporting, while user-level data enable you to customize personal outreach and family-support programming.
Parent Introduction Slideshow
This scripted slideshow is easily customizable for your audience, and is perfect for family literacy night or to use in virtual parent meetings.
Professional Development for Teachers in "Joyful Dialogic Reading”
This 4-part series in the form of scripted slideshow presentations includes opportunities for participatory learning. Each module presents a deep dive into ReadAskChat’s joyful and easy dialogic reading method™ and the research supporting it. Presentations may be delivered online or in person.
- Kate M.
- Laura K.
- Trina A.
- Pamela B.
- Liz L.
- Anne A.
- Patricia B.
- Nichole C.
- Sharon F.
- Angie L.
- Pat I.
Talking with Children about Stories.
How ReadAskChat can help you invite children into the reading process and make it joyful and participatory.
Encouraging Imagination and Storytelling.
Why stories that spark the imagination enable children to learn new vocabulary and concepts and become eager to talk about and invent stories and to begin to read independently.
Curiosity and Science Learning
Why talking about what children observe nurtures their curiosity and confidence, and serves as the starting point for science learning and discovery.
Why asking questions about characters’ actions and feelings is helping children learn to read for meaning; why nondidactic, open-ended conversation must begin at the earliest age, and why doing so is such a critical skill for long-term school success.